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ORTELIUS, Abraham. [A pirated edition of the Ortelius Epitome map of Brittany]
Britannia. Venice, c.1655. Coloured. 80 x 105mm.
A miniature map of Brittany. A second title appears outside the neatline. The map was published in 'Il theatro del mondo', an Italian pirate edition of the Ortelius 'Epitome' miniature atlas. First published in 1598, the publication was revived in 1655, forty years after the last edition of the Dutch original. KOEMAN: Ort 70.
[Ref: 14713]    £100.00 ($132 • €112 rates)


HOMANN, Johann Baptist. [Brittany]
Tabula Ducatus Britanniæ Gallis... Nuremberg, c.1720, original colour, 480 x 580mm Very fine condition.
A large and superb map of Brittany divided into its bishoprics and showing its cities, towns and villages. With an inset map of Brest in the top left corner and a decorative title cartouche surrounded by water nymphs.
[Ref: 10545]    £400.00 ($528 • €448 rates)


RASPE, Gabriel Nikolaus. [The British 'Descent' on Cherbourg during the Seven Years' War]
Plan der Stadt und Vestung Cherbourg auf der Französischen Küste von Bretagne welche Aº 1758 von den Engellaendern in Besüz genomen worden. Nuremberg, Raspe, c.1760. Original colour. 230 x 380mm. Stitch holes in left margin.
A scarce map of the British raid on Cherbourg in August 1758, published in Raspe's 'Schau Platz des gegenwaertigen Kriegs' (Plates illustrating the Current Wars). This was the second of the 'Descents', lightning raids on the French coast championed by William Pitt in 1758. The first, on St Malo, had been a great success, as was this attack, in which the Cherbourg was taken and the defences destroyed, before the British withdrew after less than a week. However another attack on St Malo in September was a disaster, as the French were better prepared, bringing the 'Descents' to an end.
[Ref: 12926]    £250.00 ($330 • €280 rates)


RASPE, Gabriel Nikolaus. [The British 'Descent' on St Cast during the Seven Years' War]
Plan der Bataille bey St Cast 4 Meillen von St Malo in Bretagne den 11 Sept: 1758 Zwischen den Engellandie und Franzoesischen Trouppen. Nuremberg, Raspe, c.1760. Original colour. 230 x 370mm. Stitch holes in left margin.
A scarce map of the British raid on St Cast in August 1758, published in Raspe's 'Schau Platz des gegenwaertigen Kriegs' (Plates illustrating the Current Wars). This was one of the 'Descents', lightning raids on the French coast championed by William Pitt in 1758. The first, on St Malo in June, had been a great success, as was another on Cherbourg in August. However this attack on St Cast in September was a disaster, as the French were better prepared, bringing the 'Descents' to an end. Despite this the effect on French morale meant the raids had been worthwhile.
[Ref: 12927]    £250.00 ($330 • €280 rates)


Anonymous. [A large 18th century map of Britanny, published locally]
Carte Generale de la Province de Bretagne Levée Geometriquement et Assujetie aux Observations Astronomiques de M.rs de l'Academie Royale des Sciences. Dediée a nos Seigneurs les Etats de Bretagne Par une Societé d'Ingenieurs. Rennes, 1775. Coloured. 510 x 720mm.
A detailed map of Britanny, marking the main roads. Unusually it was published locally: under the rococo title cartouche is 'Se Vend à Rennes Rue aux Foulon'.
[Ref: 14990]    £500.00 ($660 • €560 rates)


LUFFMAN, John. [Chart of Port-Louis]
Port Louis. Engrav'd for Luffmans Select Plans. 25. London: Luffman, 1801. 125 x 165mm. Stitch holes in margin.
Old Chart of Port-Louis in Brittany, from Luffman's 'Select Plans of the Principal Cities, Harbours, Forts &c. in the World', published during the French Revolutionary Wars.
[Ref: 12809]    £50.00 ($66 • €56 rates)


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